About sharing One night a young Palestinian man living abroad fell victim to an online scam, involving a web camera and a beautiful woman. Here Samir not his real name tells the story of how he was trapped - and below the BBC's Reda el Mawy visits the Moroccan boomtown where many of the scammers are based. This girl added me on Facebook. I didn't think it was anything strange - I often get friend requests from old school friends who I don't know well. The next day she sends me a message: "Hi, how are you? I saw your profile and I liked you.
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As we're chatting she tells me that talking with me is turning her on. Then she says she hears her sister coming, so she gets dressed and s off. Then there are the really religious guys. They are so familiar with this video that they are able to chat-message their victims at exactly the points where the girl appears to be typing on the keyboard.
Where would it end? After a few minutes she pretends to have an orgasm. Otherwise, I'm sending the video to your family. It was so easy. From what I can tell, all the views were mine, except for one. I'd never seen anything like it. That's when the threatening starts.
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She asks me what I do, and I tell her I work in marketing in Milan. My first thought was to send him the money immediately. A half hour later Randoom get a message on Facebook. Nationally, unemployment is at 8. That's when the threatening starts.
You're lucky I can see from your Facebook you're not married, or I would be asking for a lot more money. I arndom think it was anything strange - I often get friend requests from old school friends who I don't know well. I report it, close thereload the link, and report it again. She loves it, she says. We spend 20 minutes chatting, 20 minutes for the video, and 20 minutes threatening - threatening and negotiating.
So you look for their weaknesses, and you exploit them. Immediately I start reporting the video to YouTube for sexual content. Immediately I start reporting the video to YouTube for sexual content.
It was so easy. And what if my mum sees this? She says she's 23, her parents are dead, and she lives with her older sister in Sidon, Lebanon. The next day she sends me a message: "Hi, how are you? Many are young Arab men, he says, and about a third of all the scams originate in Skypd.
That night she starts cchats me via Skype. Reda el Mawy writes: The "year-old Lebanese girl" who seduced Samir on Skype was almost certainly a young man from Oued Zem - a small town in central Morocco that has become known as the capital of the "sextortion" industry. So I show her my penis. That could have been him viewing it after he ed it, or one of my relatives. Too good to be true. The other weakness is when they are married, for example.
It's about five minutes of me masturbating. First 2, euros, then perhaps 5, Nationally, unemployment is at 8. Do you want to see it? Do you want to see it? With the lack of employment, and no apprenticeship schemes in the city, many people look rsndom other ways to make money.
I feel sick to my stomach. Each time I'm watching the of views to see if anyone else has viewed it. He points the finger at the state-owned company that mines phosphate in the surrounding countryside but employs very few local people.
I remember when I asked why he was picking on a poor young guy like chast he had said, "You think Randlm don't target rich guys in the Gulf states? But I was bored, my girlfriend was out of town, and didn't have anything to do. He was so upset. About sharing One night a young Palestinian man living abroad fell victim to an online scam, involving a web camera and a beautiful woman.
When we've got the recording we it to YouTube and send it to him in a private message. You can exploit that. After about an hour YouTube takes the video down.